Egyptian Fried Cauliflower

Egyptian fried cauliflower Fried cauliflower is one of the most delicious Egyptian vegetable dishes. Cauliflower has a unique taste, it looks like a broccoli but white and it tastes so different. I have never seen a purple cauliflower until I came to USA, it looks so beautiful, i would rather put it as a decoration than eat…

Tranform a canned fava beans to a delicious ful medames breakfast…

Ful medames or stewed fava beans is the number one traditional breakfast street food in Egypt. Every single Egyptian has experienced the ful medamis in many forms and shapes. The ful is usually stewed overnight until it becomes really soft. It could be served with different types of oils including corn oil, olive oil, flaxseed…

Egyptian Shakshooka Recipe…

In Egypt, the weekend is on a Friday and a Saturday unlike here, so every Friday morning we used to have a big breakfast. Don’t tell my mom but my dad was the better cook. I believe my dad used to make the best Shakshooka besides Shabrawi in Egypt. Shabrawi is a place where Fava beans, falafel,…

Rice with peas and carrots

The best thing about this rice dish is that it is a main dish by itself. It makes it easy specially for kids to make sure that they eat some vegetables along with the rice. I made this dish for my husband who is on diet and it has been great for him! He is…

Egyptian moussaka: When eggplants meet garlic and tomato sauce

It is so strange how one’s taste buds could change over years. I used to hate eggplants when I was way younger. I recall that my mom used to make pickled eggplants with garlic, vinegar, bell peppers and parsley, I would leave the house instantly to escape just the suggestion to try it. Now, I would…

Roasted potatoes with rosemary, cherry tomatoes and garlic mix

Potatoes are used in Egypt in so many different dishes. One of my favorite potato dishes is very simple that is homemade french fries. They are usually cut in irregular shapes but they are fun to eat. I think the potatoes in Egypt are a bit different from Californian ones as they are more on…

My mom’s easy and tasty lentil soup…

Lentil soup is one of the most common soups in Egypt. It is very tasty and healthy as well! Egyptians cook lentil soup a lot specially during the month of Ramadan. At least that what my mom made me think all those years in Egypt. I think my mom makes one of the best lentil soups ever, it…

The national dish of Egypt: Koshari

One could imagine that a national dish of a middle eastern country like Egypt would include some kind of meat like lamb, beef or chicken. However, the Egyptian national dish is a vegetarian dish, it is called Koshari. Koshari is loved by all Egyptians and affordable by everyone. It is basically rice and lentils with…